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- California Measles Outbreak Prompting Lots Of Questions In Chicago Area Most local health departments said they are not seeing any more or fewer measles vaccinations being given since an outbreak of measles tied to Disneyland.
- Years Later, Father Takes Up Organ-Donor Cause Of 'Baby Quinn' An infant whose name was synonymous with the importance of organ donations grew up to be an adult. Though he died tragically in a recent car accident, his father wants the cause to continue. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
- Lawmakers Propose Giving Terminally Ill "Right To Try" Experimental Drugs A conservative Republican lawmaker from Wheaton has teamed up with a liberal Democrat from Chicago in an effort to make Illinois a “right to try” state.
- Experts Warn Of Ill Health Effects Of Office Environment, Particularly Prolonged Sitting Your cubicle could be making you sick, reports WBBM’s John Cody. There's even a word for it: obesogenic, according to Advocate Christ Dr. Teresa Zamojski.
- Quinn Did Not Act On Medical Marijuana Licensing The Quinn administration had said it would issue the licenses by the end of 2014, but the Chicago Democrat did not act before Republican Bruce Rauner succeeded him, instead saying that agencies in charge of evaluating applications still had more work...
- Medical Marijuana Investor Concerned About Delay Of Illinois Program Neil Prabhat and his associates have spent at least $500,000--just to be considered for a license. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
- Decision On Medical Marijuana Licenses Left To Gov. Rauner Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends, his spokesman said Monday.
- Time Short For Quinn On Medical Marijuana Licenses Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to announce who will receive potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
- Brutal Cold Presents Real Threat Of Frostbite Or Hypothermia If you don’t take seriously the deep freeze blanketing the Chicago area the past couple days, you do so at your own peril. Frostbite and hypothermia are real threats in this weather.
- Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Now Number 650 Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday almost 13,000 have registered online and started an application. She says about 1,800 people have submitted at least part of the application.
- Indiana Lawmakers To Consider Imposing New Safeguards, Taxes On E-Cigarettes Republican state Rep. Ed Clere of New Albany said Friday the bill he'll sponsor is aimed at combatting the growing use of e-cigarettes among Indiana's youth.
- Amid Flu Epidemic, Doctors Warn Parents To Protect Kids Going Back To School Just two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.
- Illinois Medical Marijuana Permits Delayed, With No Explanation The lag will force cultivation center owners to break ground during the coldest winter months, and, ultimately, delay harvest of the first cannabis crop.
- Experimental Cancer Drug "Not Effective" For Cardinal George Cardinal Francis George, the retired head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, has been dropped from an experimental cancer drug trial, after it proved ineffective in treating the cancer in his right kidney.